New research suggests, zoos and aquariums in Canada do little to protect endangered creatures in the wild.

New research suggests, zoos and aquariums in Canada do little to protect endangered creatures in the wild.

A study published in the Canadian journal, Facets recently, begins positively enough. It acknowledges that the thirty Canadian zoos and aquariums represented by CAZA, a private, non-profit charity, do try to be leaders in researching this field. And, they do take part in programs aimed at species survival by breeding animals in captivity, then re-introducing […]

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South Africa traffics thousands of endangered wild animals to China in ‘corrupt and growing’ trade, investigation finds

South Africa traffics thousands of endangered wild animals to China in ‘corrupt and growing’ trade, investigation finds

South African traders with China are illegally selling thousands of wild animals threatened with extinction and endangered, under the guise of legal exports, according to an investigation. Monkeys have been stolen from the wild, and together with cheetahs, tigers, rhinos, lions and meerkats, they have been trafficked to circuses, theme parks, laboratories, zoos and “safari […]

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Coronavirus is a crisis for South Africa’s captive lions, campaigners warn

Coronavirus is a crisis for South Africa’s captive lions, campaigners warn

Wildlife conservation and animal welfare groups say the COVID-19 pandemic ought to spell the end for one of South Africa’s most controversial businesses: the captive breeding of lions. It is widely accepted that SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that has precipitated the global crisis, came from wildlife (bats or pangolins are the most likely sources), and campaign […]

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